Media Advisory - CICA Conference Prepares Canadian Business for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - A Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
conference is helping public companies prepare for one of the most important
financial reporting challenges they will face in the coming years - the
conversion to IFRS.
    CICA's "The Path to Convergence" conference brings together leading
financial reporting experts to help participants anticipate the impact of IFRS
and develop plans to ensure a smooth transition to international reporting
standards in time for the 2011 deadline.
    Presenters include Barbara Stymiest, FCA, Chief Operating Officer, RBC,
Craig Olinger Deputy Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, Paul Cherry, FCA. Chair, Accounting Standards Board Canada, and
Ron Salole, Vice President Standards, Canadian Institute of Chartered

    When:     June 11 - 12, 2007
              Breakfast and Registration: 8:00 am.

    Where:    Regency Ballroom
              Holiday Inn on King
              370 King Street West

    The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), together with the
CA institutes/ordre, represents approximately 72,000 CAs and 10,000 students
in Canada and Bermuda. The CICA conducts research into current business issues
and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for
business, not-for-profit organizations and government. It issues guidance on
control and governance, publishes professional literature, develops continuing
education programs and represents the CA profession nationally and

For further information:

For further information: Members of the media wishing to attend the
conference or arrange an interview, please contact: Peter McLean, CICA
Communications (416) 204-3268 or

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